Month: September 2005

The Surreal Life: Ben Ladner Edition

Johnny Law has an update on the Ben Ladner situation, including pics from the on-campus protest we attended yesterday evening. As if the personal chef and exquisite five thousand dollar lunches weren’t enough for President Ladner, the Washington Post uncovered a confidental memo to the Board requsting an additional five million in compensation to maintain …

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Ladner, a Message to You…

Leave. The faculty, student government, and half the board of trustees agree. Like closing time at the bar (e.g the open bar you bought with $44,000 of our money), you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. I think that this picture from BenLadner.com says it all: Yours truly,Mr. X …not amused…

Porkbusters: Make Congress Trim Some Fat

Stephen VanDyke’s heads up informed me about the Porkbusters campaign to reduce wasteful government spending to offset Katrina rebuilding efforts. I may not be the Libertarian Party, but as a Libertarian, I contacted my Congressman, Albert Wynn, to request a specific spending cut. Dear Congressman Wynn,In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the whole country was …

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Role Model?

Is AU President Ben Ladner a good role model? As noted in this Washington Post story, Mr. Ladner has bilked the school for $500,000 in spurious expenses, above and beyond his ridiculous $800,000 annual salary. The spending in dispute includes travel expenses, more than $6,000 in club dues, nearly $54,000 in drivers’ costs, more than …

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